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Weapons in Everyone’s Hands… a Quick Recipe for Disaster
The U.S. is relentless: In order to redouble their attempts, all of which are packaged with descriptions of freedom and democracy, U.S. administrations have made changes to their efforts to spread ...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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MORE THAN TAX RELIEF, TEXANS NEEDS TAX REFORM
MORE THAN TAX RELIEF, TEXANS NEEDS TAX REFORM   by  JAMES QUINTERO May 15, 2015 COMMENTARY     Share Facebook Twitter Google-plus Print Mail This commentary originally appeared in  Breitbart Texas ...
May 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ken Burns delivers the 2015 Commencement address
The complete addess by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, a sobering call to action to the Washington University in St. Louis Class of 2015, delivered May 15, 2015. "We broke it, but you've got to fix ...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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The View from Writers Roost
Who’s meaner? A big brother or stinging red ants? My hero Leon Hale, a former longtime Houston Chronicle columnist and current Facebook blogger and tweeter, never fails to prompt a story in my mind...
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Remember Our Military
  One of my sons recently came home from a twelve month military deployment. My wife and I took a couple of days and flew to welcome him at his stateside arrival airport. We watched soldier after s...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Plot Against Trains
The horrific Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia this week set off some predictable uncertainty about what exactly had happened—a reckless motorman? An inadequate track? A missing mechanical dev...
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Why On Earth Is Chris Christie Still Pretending To Run For President?
May 20, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The size of the likely 2016 GOP presidential field has become the dominant story in the Invisible Primary so far. Comparisons to “clown cars” have become inevitable, even among people who don’t thi...
Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State
by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD, The Rutherford Institute
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Militarization Is More Than Tanks and Rifles: It’s a Cultural Disease, Acclimating the Citizenry to Life in a Police State By John W. Whitehead  May 19, 2015 “If we’re training cops as soldiers, gi...
Was the Iraq War a Crime or a Mistake? Yes.
by JONATHAN CHAIT
May 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Pretty much everybody in American politics now agrees that the Iraq War was not a great idea. The source of disagreement has moved, instead, to a different question: Was it a failure, or a crime? R...
Why Fast Track Is a Dangerous Gift to Corporate Lobbies
by JEFFREY SACHS
May 19, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The Obama Administration is now on track to get "fast track" legislation through the Senate, heading towards a close vote in the House. The end goal is to conclude two major business treaties: the ...
SAEN Editorial: Protection for insurers at your expense, 5-17-15
by SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
permission (with credit) granted by San Antonio Express-News at request of Texas Trial Lawyers Association. SAEN Editorial: Protection for insurers at your expense, 5-17-15 Being pro-business doesn...
David Brooks’ sickening Iraq apologia: How the New York Times hack just rewrote history
May 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Times columnist David Brooks was once an  enthusiastic backer  of George W. Bush’s disastrous invasion of Iraq. He’d write columns for the Weekly Standard – the official journal of bankrup...
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The carcasses of five petroleum-soaked pelicans have been recovered from California's Santa Barbara coastline, marking the first apparent sea bird fatalities stemming from the oil spill there, officials overseeing response to the disaster said on Friday. The body of a dolphin with no visible signs of oil also turned up on Friday in Santa Barbara Harbor, though a necropsy - the animal equivalent of an autopsy - must be conducted on the carcasses of the marine mammal and birds to determine conclusively if they were victims of the spill. Eight oil-stained pelicans have been rescued alive from the spill zone since Tuesday's pipeline rupture, along with two sea lions and one elephant seal, said Ashley Settle, a spokeswoman for the joint-agency command for cleanup and recovery operations in Santa Barbara.
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Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devicesGoogle has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices. The US Patent and Trademark Office shared diagrams Thursday depicting what resembled rabbit and bear toys with microphones in their ears, cameras in their eyes, speakers in their mouths and motors in their necks. The toys would be able to wirelessly communicate using Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or other means with cloud-based computers or manage other media devices, perhaps turning on songs or movies at children's commands.


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